From a deserted mining camp in the Arctic Circle to the deck of a deep sea trawler, Charles Moseley has explored every corner of the northern lands and seas. In this captivating work, he describes a haunting world, where the voices of the past are never quiet. From his account of the last days of the Viking settlements in Greenland to his own experiences on the melting glaciers of Spitsbergen, he reminds us how deceptive are human ideas of permanence, and how fragile are the systems of these starkly beautiful lands. A study of the literature, history, culture, geography and ecology of the northern regions from Norway to Greenland
Charles Moseley teaches in the Faculty of English of the University of Cambridge, and is Life Fellow of Hughes Hall. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and of the English Association, and a member of the Society for Nautical Research, of the Classical Association, and of the Arctic Club.